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San Diego State University

Housing Administration and Residential Education

FAQ - Policies


  • Are pets allowed in the halls?

The only allowed pets are fish in a maximum 2-gallon tank.


  • What are the policies for guests and overnight stays?
All guests must be checked in at the Front Desk of the residence hall. Guests, including residents of other halls, must present a photo ID – driver’s license, state ID or non-SDSU school ID.  No other form of identification will be accepted.  Visitors and guests, including residents of other halls, must be escorted and in attendance by the hosting resident at all times. 
Residents are allowed no more than three guests in their room at any given time (two guests per resident in Cuicacalli and Villa Alvarado). 
Overnight guest(s) privileges are extended to all residents on a temporary and occasional basis only after securing approval from any and all roommates and registering the guest(s) at the hall desk. An overnight guest is considered anyone whose visit begins between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. or a visit that lasts more than 6 hours that begins or ends within those hours.  The same guest may not stay in a residence hall for more than four (4) nights per calendar month and may only stay two (2) consecutive nights per calendar month. 
You can find more information about guests in our Guide to Living in the Halls.